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Tracking progress for Rail Safety Week

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Eighteen automatic safety gates have been installed in Auckland since the start of 2018 to keep commuters and pedestrians safe, said Transport Minister Phil Twyford launching Rail Safety Week.
Auckland Transport and KiwiRail will install 15 more sets of gates on the South and West Auckland lines by mid-2020. Phil Twyford said safety is the Government’s top transport…

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Govt driving towards zero deaths on roads

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A further 2,430kms of New Zealand’s most dangerous state highways and local roads will be made safer as part of the Government’s $1.4 billion programme, Transport Minister Phil Twyford and Associate Transport Minister Julie Anne Genter announced today.
Phil Twyford said the Government’s safety programme is already saving lives. “The new barriers installed on SH3 have been hit…

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Sir Brian Roche appointed to chair NZTA Board

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Transport Minister Phil Twyford today announced the appointment of Sir Brian Roche as the Chair of the NZ Transport Agency.
Sir Brian’s appointment is for a three year term, starting on 11 June 2019.  Phil Twyford said Sir Brian Roche is an experienced director with an extensive track record in both the public and private sector.
“He brings a…

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Work begins to drop public transport fares for low income households

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Associate Transport Minister Julie Anne Genter announced today that the Wellbeing Budget will include new funding that could make it cheaper for low income households to use public transport.
Budget 2019 will provide funding to investigate a scheme to reduce the costs of public transport for Community Services Card holders. “This scheme would make public transport easier to…

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